Canada announces over $200M to fund high-risk, high-reward research projects


The Government of Canada has awarded over $200M through the New Frontiers in Research Fund for 195 high-risk, high-reward research projects. 128 research projects will bring disciplines together to bring new perspectives to projects; 61 research teams will mobilize efforts to address UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery priorities; and six large-scale, interdisciplinary research projects will address major challenges in areas such as health and renewable energy. “Through the New Frontiers in Research Fund competitions, we are fostering world-leading discovery and innovation and encouraging Canadian researchers to take risks, meet new challenges, push disciplinary boundaries and lead transformative projects across the country and abroad,” said SSHRC President Ted Hewitt.